Your Apple Watch becomes the most discreet way to stay connected when at fancy events, or anywhere really. My wife and I no longer need to check if the babysitter is trying to reach us — our Apple Watch will tap us if she is. There’s essentially no reason to use our iPhones, and no anxiety felt for fear of missing something “important”.

The Discreet Watch — The Brooks Review

I’m having the same experience which is really helpful. But the flip side: the sender knows I’m connected to every single text message.